Author Archive | digitalkungfu

The Digitization of Business [A keynote for your business]

We live in an era of risk and instability. Globalization, new technologies, and greater transparency have combined to upend the business environment and give many business leaders a deep sense of unease.
Market leadership is proving to be increasingly illusive. Advances in technology, the threat of new entrants and a digitally connected business environment is making […]

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The Future Of Advertising Agencies [And The Exponential Irrelevance Bomb]

On two recent podcasts, here and here, we discussed the future of the industrial advertising complex and made a prediction that big brands would take their agency competencies in house, which this week came true:

So why is this type of acquisition happening in the market?
Well, here’s my take on it…
A Diminishing Traditional Value Exchange
Big brands have paid […]

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Is Your Business Digitally Competitive? [And The Digital Health Score System]

The Impact of Digitization On Business
Our digital business consultancy was built to help business executives and business owners navigate the consistently changing business environment.
We work with technology, data and design lead thinking to help our clients do this and we have had some amazing successes, which you can read out about here.
Our clients have typically […]

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How To Be Disruptive [8 Ways To Profit On Constrained Consumption]

The ambition to disrupt markets with new innovative products and services is on the rise. This ambition is especially prevalent in Silicon Valley, where entrepreneurs building startups love to talk about disruption — though few really understand the term.
There is an important distinction between efficiency, sustainable and disruptive innovations — namely that instead of making products better or more […]

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The R1 Billion Stokvel Opportunity in South Africa

I’ve recently finished reading a book called “The fortune at the bottom of the pyramid” which I highly recommend you read if you are interested in understanding the behaviour of mass market consumers and how brands can create literally make a fortune out of low income earners.
This reminded me of Stokvels that we have here […]

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How to Raise Capital in South Africa

Raising capital for your startup is on of the most common constraints you’ll come across.
Typically, the process of raising capital runs along the angel investor route of friends, family and fools (the three F’s).
I’ve been fortunate enough to raise a moderate amount of angel capital through my immediate network which has helped to “get out of […]

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How To Define Innovation and Disruption

In today’s digitally enabled economy, the need for innovation has never been greater.
This is especially true in established markets like the telecommunication space, where product and service commoditization, changing customer needs, disruptive competition like over the top services (OTTs) and organizational inertia are compounding things even more thus driving a greater need for organizations to […]

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